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VE hams close to the US border could always arrange a "demonstration" of a piece of gear with a US ham over lunch or coffee. Now with the border closed , not happening.
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> on behalf of Bob McGraw - K4TAX <rmcgraw@...>
Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 6:23:00 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] What happened to the Elecraft support?
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On May 3, 2021, at 4:35 PM, Bob McGraw K4TAX <rmcgraw@...> wrote:
If one chooses to engage in International business, then be prepared to abide by the rules and pay the price. What ever that may be.
On May 3, 2021, at 4:18 PM, Ian Kahn <nv4c.ian@...> wrote:
You're blaming the wrong party. Elecraft can in no way control either what the US Postal Service requires to send parcels overseas, or what your own government's bureaucracy does with the parcel once it arrives. In fact, it sounds, to me, like Elecraft
provided their usual level of "over and above" customer service in this case.
As an example, a couple of years ago, I sold my T1 auto tuner to a ham in Canada. I boxed it up and took it to the post office, to mail it. The nice lady at the post office looked at the box, looked at the address, and pointed me to the now legally required
customs declaration form. I couldn't even buy the proper postage, without declaring the contents for customs. So, between what Elecraft was legally required to declare to send you the package, and what it sounds like the Czech government charged to release
the package to you, this in no way comes back as being Elecraft's fault.
If you don't want to buy a K4, that's your decision. However, please don't blame Elecraft when the actions of our governments cost you this money.
Ian Kahn, NV4C
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